Pap's Chess Pie

Pap's Chess Pie

This sweet custard pie is a special southern recipe!

25 min. prep time
8 servings
000 Ratings



Single-crust unbaked 9-inch pie pastry


3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla


Pecan halves, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F.

Place pastry into 9-inch pie pan. Crimp or flute edge of pastry; set aside.

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Stir until well mixed.

Pour filling into prepared pastry. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Top each serving with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 450

Fat: 26g

Cholesterol: 155mg

Sodium: 380mg

Carbohydrates: 49g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #11907©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I was wondering if the cornmeal mentioned was really meant to be corn starch, instead?
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Lisa, the filling does include cornmeal, which helps give it a bit of texture.
Posted December 03, 2014

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